NLCS

The Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell is greeted by teammate Javier Baez (9) after hitting a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 5 of the NLCS. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Cubs a win away from World Series

The best team in baseball took another big step toward a meeting…

 

Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada gestures to Toronto fans as he leaves the mound after throwing 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball as the Blue Jays beat the Royals on Wednesday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Estrada gem extends ALCS for Blue Jays

TORONTO — Marco Estrada came up with a superb start in the…

 

The New York Mets celebrate after Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night in Chicago to advance to the World Series. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Murphy homers again, Mets sweep Cubs to reach World Series

CHICAGO — One final, charmed swing by Daniel Murphy, and the New…

 

The Mets’ Daniel Murphy reacts after scoring a run against the Chicago Cubs in the seventh inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night. (David J. Phillip/AP)

With Murphy as Mr. October, Mets up 3-0

CHICAGO — Maybe somebody can stop Daniel Murphy and solve these young…

The Mets’ Daniel Murphy reacts after scoring a run against the Chicago Cubs in the seventh inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night. (David J. Phillip/AP)
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Hunter Pence thrives in the strangeness of October

As quirky as Hunter Pence is, this time he really was off…

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Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.

Pair of HRs from Gonzalez keep Dodgers alive in NLCS

Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and Zack Greinke gave the Los Angeles Dodgers…

Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.
Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.

Cardinals seize commanding 3-1 NLCS lead over Dodgers

Matt Holliday and pinch-hitter Shane Robinson connected for the first home runs…

Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.
Charles Rex Arbogast/AP File PhotoA South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday

Dodgers top Cardinals 3-0, cut NLCS deficit to 2-1

Led by a pair of precocious rookies, the Los Angeles Dodgers got…

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP File PhotoA South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday
Getty Images File PhotosCardinal catcher Yadier Molina (left) and Buster Posey are both proving to be elite catchers in the National League Championship Series.

Elite catchers anchor both Giants and Cardinals in NLCS

The Giants saw first-hand over the past two seasons what having an…

Getty Images File PhotosCardinal catcher Yadier Molina (left) and Buster Posey are both proving to be elite catchers in the National League Championship Series.
Ben Margot/APSan Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro watches his three RBI hit during the fourth inning of Game 2 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday in San Francisco.

Giants beat Cardinals 7-1 in Game 2 to even NLCS

Marco Scutaro answered Matt Holliday's hard takeout with a big hit of…

Ben Margot/APSan Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro watches his three RBI hit during the fourth inning of Game 2 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday in San Francisco.